5 Amazing Tricks to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking

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Barking helps dogs communicate with each other and with their owners, but it can sometimes become excessive. The constant barking can fray the nerves of a family and create turmoil in the neighborhood.

Keep in mind that your dog is trying to communicate with you by barking. To calm him down, you will first need to figure out what he’s trying to say.

It will take time and patience to make your animal calmer and less yappy, but everyone will be happier in the end. If your dog is well behaved, you will also be more accepted out in public and at other people’s houses. So it’s a win-win for everyone.

So let’s get started with the tips on how to get your dog to stop barking.

5 Amazing Tricks to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking

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1. Desensitization

Find out what your dog is barking at. Does the delivery person bark every time he or she comes to the door? Does a child ride their bike to school every morning? If this is the case, you should desensitize your dog to the stimulus in a positive way.

If you know what time the bike rider will be passing down your street, sit with your dog and wait. Talk to your dog in soothing tones as they come into view and reward him with a treat. Give him a treat again as they approach. Once your dog does bark, stop the treats.

This will need to be repeated repeatedly. If you want, you can even wave at the rider as a friendly gesture. Hopefully they will stop and talk to the dog, allowing it to get to know them. Eventually your dog will understand the treats are better than the barking. They will, essentially, get trained out of the habit.

2. Change up his routine.

By changing some things, you might be able to stop your dog from barking out of boredom or compulsively. If he is being kept in a backyard and barking there, bring the dog indoors and place him in a crate. If the dog is barking because he’s confined in a crate, try leaving him free in one room of your house.

3. Using Commands

Most dogs are significantly more effective with commands. How do you use commands to get your dog to stop barking? You can common sense the following methods.

According to Cesar Millan.” Tell your dog to stop barking with a look, a sound, or a {hand signal}. But don’t stop right away. Your dog may pause for a moment and then go right back to what he was doing. His body is relaxed, but his brain is still alert ….. Wait until your dog is fully obedient, then you can go back to what you were doing.”

In other words, follow through with the look or command until the dog has given up their efforts. Be patient, calm, and consistent.

Even people suggest that you start from the back and work your way forward. In that case you want to teach your dog to bark on command. Treat-based training works well when teaching commands. Command them to “talk” and when they do, you can reward them with treats. After a period of training, they will bark on command without food.

4.Dog Bark No-Shock Collar

We have never advocated the use of shock collars as a way to train your dog, but Dog Bark No-Shock Collars are a fairly harmless alternative that you may find very effective.

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Dog Bark No-Shock Collar provides a completely humane, yet highly effective way of regulating your furry buddy’s excessive barking. Unlike most training collars that only relies on electric shock, this pet-centric solution combines both beeping sounds and vibration to correct excessive barking without making them feel hurt, threatened, or distressed. It sets off on its own, yields fast results, and best of all, it doesn’t hurt your beloved pooch!

5.Keep your dog active.

A pooped pooch is less likely to overreact with a barking fit. Take your dog on regular walks or play fitness games like fetch or Frisbee.

Work your dog’s brain. Obedience training, either in a class or at home, can improve your dog’s ability to discern threats. It also can lay the groundwork for other anti-barking solutions that require more intensive training.

All of these methods are effective in reducing or eliminating your dog’s unwanted barking. Which one you use depends on your dog’s temperament, the reason for barking.

We wish you success in getting your dog to stop barking, because we know your dog is worth the time and investment.

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